what is difference between giantism and overgrowth
giant + -ism, coined in the mid 17th century. In the medical or biological sense of gigantism from the 1880s.
giantism (countable and uncountable, plural giantisms)
- Synonym of gigantism
over- + growth
overgrowth (countable and uncountable, plural overgrowths)
- A usually abundant, luxuriant growth over or on something else. A tangle of growth occurring at the top of trees involving vines and branches, common in jungles.
- An excessive growth or increase in numbers, as in a population of weeds or microbes.
- Excessive size; usually caused by over-production of growth hormone from the pituitary gland.